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Top 10 stories of 2017
Top 10 stories of 2017You, our readers, told us what stories were most important to you this year as measured by the number of page views they received on our website.
How MIGS are changing glaucoma treatmentEvolving procedures continue to change the landscape of glaucoma treatments. Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, explores how the use of minimally (or micro-) invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques can increase positive outcomes when treating glaucoma patients.
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patient
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patientDiagnosing and treating diabetic macular edema (DME) can pose a challenge for ODs. A. Paul Chous, OD, MA, FAAO, CDE, examines a case of non-center involved DME and the challenges he faced when treating one patient.
Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.
Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.See if your city made the list and why ODs who live in these healthiest cities think they made the cut.
Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lenses
Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lensesWe can easily dispell the myth, “I can’t wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism.” Today’s lenses offer high quality visual options with excellent comfort and efficient empirical fitting.
Q&A: Justin Schweitzer OD, FAAO—Cataract, cornea, refractive, and glaucoma surgery specialistJustin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, discusses practicing optometry in North Dakota and conquering the 200-mile Ragnar Relay in the latest Optometry Times Q&A.
Dental and Optometric Care Access Act gains tractionAs the DOC Care Access Act, which has the backing of the American Optometric Association and the American Dental Association, continues to gain traction, the conversation will likely become more vocal on all sides.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformation
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformationIn Part 5 of his five-part blog series on vision care plan gripes, Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, discusses how misleading and wrong information can affect patients’ perceptions of your clinical care and practice.
6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays
6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidaysFind out what drives your fellow ODs crazy during the holidays.
Understanding the techniques of eye removal
Understanding the techniques of eye removalThree techniques used for eye removal: evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration. Each procedure has specific indications, and each procedure has its advantages, disadvantages, and complications.